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Russian Opera Arias & Songs / Christoff, Et Al


Release Date: 09/18/2007 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 92052   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Modest MussorgskyAlexander BorodinNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Boris ChristoffGerald Moore
Conductor:  Issay DobrowenWilhelm SchüchterNicolai MalkoHerbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Khovanshchina: Here on this spot by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
2.
Mephistopheles' song of the flea by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
3.
Prince Igor: I can't conceal by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Alexander Glazunov; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
4.
Prince Igor: How goes it, Prince? "Konchak's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Alexander Glazunov; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
5.
Sadko: no 3, Song of the Viking Guest by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6.
Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya: Prince Yuri's Aria by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Prince Gremin's aria by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
8.
Song of the Volga boatmen by Traditional
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
9.
Siberian prisoner's song by Traditional
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Written: Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
10.
Songs and dances of death: no 4, The field-marshal by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
11.
Softly the spirit flew up to heaven by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
12.
Boris Godunov: Yet one more tale "Pimen's Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Nicolai Malko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
13.
Boris Godunov: In the town of Kazan "Varlaam's Song" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
14.
Boris Godunov: I have attained the highest power "Boris' Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
15.
Boris Godunov: Farewell, my son, I am dying "Death of Boris" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
16.
Boris Godunov: Act 4 - Finale by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 

Sound Samples

Boris Godunov (2007 Digital Remaster): Pimens' Monologue (Act 1): Yet one last tale
Boris Godunov (2007 Digital Remaster): Varlaam's Drinking Song (Act 1): Once in the town of Kazan
Boris Godunov (2007 Digital Remaster): Boris's Monologue (Act 2): I have attained the highest power
Boris Godunov (2007 Digital Remaster): Boris's Farewell & Prayer (Act 4): Farewell, my son, I am dying
Boris Godunov (2007 Digital Remaster): Death of Boris: 'Hark, 'tis the funeral bell' (Act 4)
Khovanshchina (2007 Digital Remaster): Dositheus' Aria: 'Here on this spot' (Act 5)
[Mephistopheles'] Song of the Flea (2007 Digital Remaster)
Prince Igor (2007 Digital Remaster): Prince Galitsky's Aria (Act 1): I hate a dreary life
Prince Igor (2007 Digital Remaster): Khan Konchak's Aria (Act 2): How goes it Prince?
Sadko (2007 Digital Remaster): O fearful crags (Song of the Viking Guest)
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh: Prince Yuri's Aria: 'O vain illusion of glory and grandeur' (Act 3)
Eugene Onegin (2007 Digital Remaster): Prince Gremin's Aria: 'Everyone knows love on earth' (Act 3)
Song of the Volga Boatmen (2007 Digital Remaster)
Siberian Prisoner's Song (2007 Digital Remaster)
The Field Marshal (Songs and Dances of Death, No.4) (2007 Digital Remaster): The Field Marshal (Songs and Dances of Death, No.4)
Softly the spirit flew up to heaven (2007 Digital Remaster)

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